Born in Tallin, Estonia, in 1977, Tanel grew up in a family of artists and musicians. He studied at the Estonian Academy of Arts Jewelry and graduated in 2005 after having taken part in an exchange program with the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Tanel Veenre's jewels take one on a journey that starts from the depths of the sea, continues on through coral reefs, past dancing sea horses and then on to the cultivation of silkworms. The voyage ends in a cosmic cloud. Currently working as freelance artist, designer for his jewellery brand TVJ and a professor at the Estonian Academy of Arts.